28th Annual Conference for Young Artists

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    By participating in the Conference for Young Artists, students will use their imaginations to create and design their own works of art. Presenters will share their knowledge and talent with students by teaching them art techniques and methods. Encouratge students to use their imagination and get creative when learning new art techniques. This will help broaden their perspective on art.
    This conference is open to all student in grades K-8.

Conference Title Sponsor

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    This activity is funded in part with a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State's general fund.

Young Artists Dates

  • Young Artists Event Date: January 6, 2022 (snow date Jan. 7)
    Young Writers Fees: 
    $40 per student
    $10 per adult
    Registration Deadline: December 7, 2021
    NO registrations will be accepted after midnight on December 7, 2021
    Keynote Speaker: John Sterner
    John SternerJohn have been involved in art in so many aspects. He has taught art for 28 years...from first graders through university students. John has taught for workshops, small groups, community programs and university connected presentations. He makes personal and public art. He works in many mediums such as sculpt in bronze, iron and fabricated steel, making graphic art on the computer and paper, and he loves to paint. John says, “The plains of Minnesota and South Dakota are my heritage; what makes me who I am. I live in southwestern Minnesota and was born in Flandreau, South Dakota. The opportunity to create art that is culturally incorporating my heritage is an important part of my personal journey to find who I am as a person, instructor, and artist. My personal work is and always has been the search for my belonging to my relatives. Almost all of my work includes Wanbli (eagle) or the world they see.  I see their image in all my work and whenever I am creating, their image appears and I am driven to draw and sculpt them or what the Wanbli sees. The eagle represents my spiritual and holy side as well and my connection to family.”

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